Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Winter Road Travels

Last week Dad, myself and Ed Carson traveled the ice highway from Red Lake to Sandy Lake.  The road was in superb condition.  Ample amounts of snow and frigid temperatures allowed proper grooming for the first time in many years.

Despite some mechanical problems with our vehicles, the trip progressed rather well. We managed to transport about 11,000 pounds of materials for this up and coming season. Attached below is a quick video about this years travels.

Sonar imaging showed ice thickness of roughly 20 inches.  The five feet of snow blanketing the lakes has not allowed the bitter cold to penetrate the ice.  The fuel tankers and transports need a minimum of 22 inches of ice before they are allowed to travel the road. 

The days are slowly getting longer and the temperatures are beginning to rise.  Spring is just around the corner.  Now is a great time to get your summer gear tuned up.  

Good luck on the water everyone.